Italy's pension payouts up 1. 8 percent in 2012

(AGI) Rome, Sept 26 - Italy's pension expenditure hit almost271 billion euros in 2012, up 1.8 percent on the previous year,national statistics office Istat reported on Friday. The risein outlay was highest in southern Italy, up 2.2 percent, andlowest abroad, up 0.3 percent. (AGI) . .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 26 - Italy's pension expenditure hit almost271 billion euros in 2012, up 1.8 percent on the previous year,national statistics office Istat reported on Friday. The risein outlay was highest in southern Italy, up 2.2 percent, andlowest abroad, up 0.3 percent. (AGI) . .